As a parent, you would do anything for your child. During your marriage, you and your wife or husband worked diligently to not only raise them the right way, but to make sure that the relationship you shared with your significant other was in the best shape that it could possibly be in.
It's an easy case from the perspective of the litigant who initially brought it and is now seeking to prevail on appeal.
There are new child support guidelines that have been in effect in Massachusetts since September 15 of 2017 These changes are not retroactive, and so if you already have an order in place, you don't need to worry. But if a child support order will be a part of your divorce after September 15, these changes in the law will apply to you.
Massachusetts Family Law Attorney, Lisa A. Ruggieri, describes what you need to know under the new 2017 Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines.
We stress in today's blog post what might be reasonably termed as a slippery slope regarding paternity, which is often a fundamentally -- and sometimes, as noted below, contentious -- family law matter.
If you have been paying attention to recent commercials or the change in displays at Target or Wal-Mart, the back-to-school shopping season is in full swing, even though we haven’t touched August 1st yet. Retailers want to get out in front of the competition as early as possible, but divorcing and separated parents may not have as much money to spend because of a breakup. Meanwhile, the costs of notebooks, clothing and electronics that kids need for a new school year will probably rise.
Although it is certainly not a divorce-related story with a fact pattern readily reminiscent of other dissolution narratives, it is replete with information that an audience in Massachusetts or elsewhere might reasonably regard as being instructive.
If you are divorcing and valuable assets are part of your divorce, you already understand how complicated the issues can be. These assets affect child support, with the amount of payments determined in part by the income of both parents. Adding to the issue is the standard of living your children have enjoyed throughout their lives. It is probably fair to say that they deserve to continue enjoying their current standard of living.
Mention the words "unallocated support" to a number of people who have gone through the divorce process, and you might be met with a stare of incomprehension.